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Fist of Fear, Touch of Death (1980)

A reporter interviews fighters and promoters about Bruce Lee, intercut with footage from old Bruce Lee films and pseudo-documentary footage.

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Cast

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The Martial Arts Master (archive footage)
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Hammer, the ladies man
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The Boxer
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TV Anchorman
Aaron Banks ...
The Promoter
Bill Louie ...
Kato #2
Teruyuki Higa ...
Karate Instructor
Gail Turner ...
The Rape Victim
Richard Barathy ...
The Stone Smasher
Hollywood Browde ...
Hammer's Girlfriend
Louis Neglia ...
The Middleweight Champion
Cydra Karlyn ...
The Boxer's Girlfriend
Annette Bronson ...
The Jogger
John Flood ...
Cyclone
Ron Harvey ...
Jasper Milktoast
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A reporter interviews fighters and promoters about Bruce Lee, intercut with footage from old Bruce Lee films and pseudo-documentary footage.

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The 3 Greatest Masters! Bruce Lee, Fred Williamson, Ron Van Clief

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Documentary | Sport

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Release Date:

September 1980 (USA)  »

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Fist of Fear  »

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1.85 : 1
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The legend discontinues
18 July 2004 | by (NYC, USA) – See all my reviews

The most vicious words in the English language cannot describe the truly execrable quality of this film. It's really, really bad. I mean awful. Every night before I go to sleep, I pray to the Heavens with all my heart, beseeching for my one wish for the human race to someday be granted: that Bruce Lee will rise from the grave, repeatedly kick whoever is responsible for this crime against humanity, and then rest in peace.

This film affords you the unique perspective of a schizophrenic martial arts enthusiast on acid. Footage of what is apparently a world's martial arts championship done in the shadow of Lee's death is spliced with bizarre clips of interviews, Japanese soap operas, and samauri movies, all dubbed mind-bogglingly in order to tell some kind of story about Bruce Lee's life and legend. That it's blatant nonsense is beside the point. It doesn't even make sense! There's nothing remotely coherent about this movie. Sometimes we cut from one set of footage to another in mid-sentence.

The humor value of its sheer awfulness is some compensation. Not much, but some. In the end, though, you're left more confused than you've ever been in your entire life. And after that feeling passes a few months later, it's too late to get your money back.

1/10


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